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Red Deer RCMP look for suspect in bear spray robbery

January 31, 2017 3:13 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who robbed a liquor store yesterday after assaulting a staff member with bear spray.

RCMP responded to the robbery report at 1 pm on January 30 after two men attempted to steal liquor from Bower Liquor, located at 2325 50 Avenue in Red Deer. When the staff member attempted to stop them, he was sprayed with bear spray. The two suspects stole two bottles of alcohol and fled in a red SUV, which was reported stolen.

Please see attached photos of the suspect who sprayed the victim with bear spray. The suspect vehicle has been identified as a red 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, Alberta license plate ERU 157. The driver’s side door may have sustained damage during the robbery.

The victim has recovered from the debilitating and highly unpleasant effects of the bear spray.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. You could be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.


Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP

photo of suspect in bear spray robbery

photo of suspect in bear spray robbery